The following options are available for folded flyers: roll fold, open (6-side) or closed (8-side) gatefold as well as Z-fold (concertina), which can be produced in our print shop, and for which a small charge is made as a rule.
Perforations for customer replies
Letter-fold is a form of parallel fold in which the left and right sides are folded around the centre of the sheet without changing direction, thus creating the 'folding'. On 6-side folded sheets there are three columns on each side of the paper available for printing. The letter-fold principle can be extended to 8- or 10-side folded sheets as well. Letter-fold is usually the favourite with our customers – not least because it is the easiest to handle.
The Z fold (zig-zag) is also known as a concertina fold and two- or tri-fold concertina. Here, two or more pages of the folded sheets are folded in different directions, thus in a zig-zag form. In a gate-fold, the outer sides of the flyer are folded inwards, as in window shutters or a winged altar, without overlapping. In a six-page folder, these two flaps together form the area of the centre section.
It is recommended that perforations are made on paper with a grammage of at least 135gsm, thus art paper etc. These are used when vouchers, membership or registration cards, contact details or other important information have to be detached cleanly and without scissors from a flyer or leaflet to obtain feedback from a customer. On folded sheets, a maximum of three perforations - in various sizes – are possible. In a classic flyer without folds a maximum of six parallel perforations and an orthogonal line (at right-angles) are possible, which can be continuous or interrupted.
In the artwork files, the perforations must be shown as a dotted line to guarantee the correct print result. Alternatively, a perforation template in PDF format can be submitted together with the artwork files.